Phaius hainanensis C.Z.Tang & S.J.Cheng 1982

Photo by Huang Mingzhong


Common Name The Hainan Island Phaius [A province of southernmost China]

Flower Size

Found in southern Hainan province of China in crevasses along valleys at elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with ovoid-conic pseudobulbs carrying about 4, green, plicate, oblong-ovate to broadly lanceolate, brown scaly hairy, acuminate apically, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, basal, to 16" [40 cm] long, longer than the leaves, sparsely blackish brown hairy, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence with caducous, ovate, sparsely blackish brown hairy, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as C mannii photo fide;